Readers alert: What follows is a rant about blogging in general; Proceed at your own risk.
Its a rare case that I am posting 2 posts in one week. Its not that I don't want to do it, its because I take some time to think about a topic, and good pointers, in short, to try and write responsibly. So why this post today? Well just like that. I just want to put some rants out there with no specific topic or purpose. I realised that the main intention of the blog was, not to write an essay on a topic given before hand (which I am not saying is bad at all), but to also just write into it, when you feel like it.
I accept I am addicted to blogging, and by that I mean not writing, but reading and more reading and more reading. I am following almost 50 bloggers(Started blogging seriously only from Oct 2011) which include all kinds of writers, like regular writers( personal experiences and political satires), sports buffs, film writers, fashion experts, cooking masters and travel timers. I eagerly await all their updates on the google reader and sometimes send them reminders on their emails, if they go 'gayab' :-) .Weekends are the best, when a lot of people post and since I don't normally check the blogs on the weekend, I have loads to read on a Monday. It is a dry spell in the middle of the week, assuming most of them are busy in the day to day things called 'life', which is when I 'write', so that the next couple of days, can be spent in eagerly waiting for comments and replying to them :-)
Ha, so now you all know, that I HARDly work in office :-P. In my defense, I am going venture out only one word 'Multitasking'. Yes, that's just 'one' word and not two :-P
I also have this weird habit, of going through some of my favorite posts like the 'Amsertdam RLD' and The 'Women Myths' one and read the comments on them. Please tell me, you all do that, and I am not weird! And by linking these posts, I have taken the opportunity to publicize these posts again! Tada :-P
The Aura 90's post, is really helping the stats count on my blog. My blog comes up, after search words like 'sexy body ladki ka', 'kajol legs', 'urmila legs', 'raveena legs', uhmm so basically legs of all heroines from that era. And then 'they' also want to see all these women wet, with search words like 'raveena wet', 'kajol wet', 'sonali bendre wet'. Poor women or should I say 'Cold' women, people want them wet always? Save them from pneumonia bhagwanji! But jokes apart, my blog gets hit EVERY Single day by these keywords. The intention of that post was to portray the items songs from that era and how different they were from today. It was NOT meant to provide some hot erotica stuff to some pathetic men(or women) out there. Nevertheless, the stats are increasing and I am not complaining. Looking at the comment count, I was rest assured that none of these perverts actually read the blog, once they realise their faux pas. The disappointment is clearly visible in that 'count' :-)
Alrite, so that's done. I really wanted to point out this stats part.
More about blogging is, it acts like a detone for me. When I am upset, I simply open a blog and read. It clears my mind a lot, and cheers me to no end. Something like swimming does(again to which I am addicted). Its give me a different perspective, and a lot of times, shows me a path. Its the content of the post; the time spent in reading, appreciating and then mulling over it, kind of disallocates and then occupies the space in your mind, which your problem had done first. So works that ways for me!
About what I write? I have written about the personal stuff in my life, a lot. But I should be honest, I have not been completely honest. This doesn't mean what I have written uptil now is a lie, no would never do that, but what I mean is, I am holding a LOT back. Too many things have happened since December 2011, and there a lot of times where I could have just crumbled into rubble. But a lot of things have helped me stay put, and my blog is one of them. Today morning, I was almost about to write about what happened in Dec last year, but I stopped. I guess, its not the time YET. But yes, this blog has a lot of facts about me, which a lot of people who claim to be my friends, don't know. And this is one of the reasons, I would never put my blog on facebook and I share it with only few select known friends. I want this part of mine, to be mine, to be anonymous and to be read only by my new blog friends and select known friends, who I have accumulated in time.
I utterly enjoy writing Humor and Travel. I may not be the best, oh wait, not even good enough, but I like that, and I hope to improve on it! Time and a lot of experience in months to come are going to help me, and I hope to be consistent in those areas :-)
Uff, what was meant to come off as a rant, has come out like an acceptance speech for just about nothing, tch tch. Never mind, I totally enjoyed writing this post. It is not a sad one or a happy one, Its just a one!
So, the dry period is still on, but still have quite a few posts to gorge on. I am jumping onto that, immediately after I publish this. Here's to all you writers who keep the reading bug in me alive. Kudos :-)
PS: On a different note all together, I have realised that, NO ONE carried off the versatile blogger award (not even the new ones) tradition ahead. So was it just me, who liked to rant 7 things about myself? Oh god, this makes me feel so self obsessed and smug! tch tch
PS2 (13 Apr 2012): Aura 90s blog has been reverted to the draft version. The post has kind of scared me off!